One of the easiest ways to make your food more delicious is to add lemon or orange zest to your dishes. Not only do these additions give a dish an extra burst of flavor, but it is good for your family's health.
Lemon and orange zest are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. As described in Healthline, orange zest provides vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin B6, and calcium. Lemon zest is equally beneficial by adding vitamin C, vitamin A, beta carotene, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium to your family's plate.
If you want to add zest to your cooking, the best way to do it is with a Microplane. This kitchen tool allows you to quickly and easily grate the zest from citrus fruits.
To zest the orange or lemon, rub the skin of the lemon or orange on the rough side of the Microplane tool. Stop rubbing when you hit the white part under the orange or lemon skin because the white part is bitter. The lemon zest will accumulate on the inside of the micro plane. Tap the Microplane or run your finger inside to release the zest. Et voila! You have fresh zest.
If you don't need all the lemon juice immediately, juice the lemon and store it in a jar in your refrigerator.
Zest is a secret ingredient to add an unexpected and appreciated layer of flavor and extra nutrients to so many dishes.
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